Müllerian Anomalies

Congenital Abnormalities that Affect the Female Reproductive System

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During pregnancy, Müllerian ducts in a developing fetus undergo changes to become the mature female reproductive tract. When they do not properly develop, the following conditions, known as Müllerian anomalies, may be present at a child’s birth:

  • Vaginal abnormalities -- the baby is born without a vagina (vagina agenesis) or with a blockage or obstruction in the vagina (vaginal septum).
  • Uterine abnormalities -- the uterus is separated into two parts by muscle or tissue, the uterus is heart-shaped (one uterus with two cavities), or a double uterus is formed (two uteri and two cervixes).
  • Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome -- the baby has an undeveloped uterus and upper vagina with external genitalia that appear normal.

These congenital abnormalities may be identified early in a child’s life. However, it is common to delay treatment until they are psychologically ready and able to perform self-care. Identifying and correcting these conditions is our goal. Our team of specialists helps you understand your condition and your options to improve your quality of life.